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Old 01-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #32236
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Reversing D606 front?

The D606 front tire on my WR-R has started - as they all do - to cup on the middle-out knobs. On other tires that don't have a defined rotation direction I've flipped them around to get more life from the tire, but due to the tread pattern I haven't tried this on the D606 cuz I'm afraid it'll handle funny.

Has anybody done this? If so, is there a noticeable difference in performance?

Taken just now...
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #32237
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The D606 front tire on my WR-R has started - as they all do - to cup on the middle-out knobs. On other tires that don't have a defined rotation direction I've flipped them around to get more life from the tire, but due to the tread pattern I haven't tried this on the D606 cuz I'm afraid it'll handle funny.

Has anybody done this? If so, is there a noticeable difference in performance?

Taken just now...
I turned my last 606 front around and ran it until it was worn out completely. I didn't have issues doing that. YMMV
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:44 AM   #32238
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Some say the 606 front runs better when mounted backwards!
I have never tried it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #32239
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Steep as, say... Iron Gap???
Yea but Iron Gap was like rock steps. The video at least looked like something that would be easy to ride up on a motorcycle.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:34 AM   #32240
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I turned my last 606 front around and ran it until it was worn out completely. I didn't have issues doing that. YMMV
Thanks for the info... I'll be trying it!
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:36 AM   #32241
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Yea but Iron Gap was like rock steps. The video at least looked like something that would be easy to ride up on a motorcycle.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #32242
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Looky what the WRR got today:



Seat Concepts, carbon pattern material, for WR250R
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #32243
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Looky what the WRR got today:



Best upgrade I got for my bike so far... you'll love it on those long hauls
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #32244
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Speaking of Seat Concepts... I'd like to lower my ass another inch. Has anyone installed the low seat and regretted it? If so, why?
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:20 PM   #32245
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Speaking of Seat Concepts... I'd like to lower my ass another inch. Has anyone installed the low seat and regretted it? If so, why?
I have the regular height seat concepts that I use for road trips and a low corbin that I use for trail riding that I like. ;)

I know that didn't answer your question but just some fyi. ;)
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #32246
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I flipped my front D606 and rode it for another 1,000 Kms before I replaced it with a new tire. I never really noticed any issues with regard to handling. I keep the tire pressure around 18-20 psi. Worked great.




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The D606 front tire on my WR-R has started - as they all do - to cup on the middle-out knobs. On other tires that don't have a defined rotation direction I've flipped them around to get more life from the tire, but due to the tread pattern I haven't tried this on the D606 cuz I'm afraid it'll handle funny.

Has anybody done this? If so, is there a noticeable difference in performance?

Taken just now...
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #32247
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The D606 front tire on my WR-R has started - as they all do - to cup on the middle-out knobs. On other tires that don't have a defined rotation direction I've flipped them around to get more life from the tire, but due to the tread pattern I haven't tried this on the D606 cuz I'm afraid it'll handle funny.

Has anybody done this? If so, is there a noticeable difference in performance?

Taken just now...
I've had this same issue but now I've ran much higher air pressure and I still haven't seen any cupping like that on this one. When trail riding I do air down but on long Tarmac rides I air up around 30-35psi and have no issues like before running 22-25psi

This will be the first time in 10k miles I'll get two rear D606s to one front!!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:33 PM   #32248
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Decision made

Decision made.......parting out the Yamaha WR250R....it's too tired to rebuild and I'm ready for a change of mounts....

Last night my local shop, All American KTM, offered me a smokin' deal on a 2012 KTM 350 XCW to blow out their 2012 inventory.....I've been dealing with these guys for many years/bikes and I appreciate the deal they offered me....pretty charged up about the XCW version vs. the EXC (street) version......the XCW series is ready to rock out of the gate with off road gearing/off road ecu mapping/headlight/slim tail light rather than big street legal junk.....I'll take it over to AZ., add a $40 brake light switch for the rear light, and presto....street legal in AZ.

Chilly raves about it.......that's good enough for me: http://www.enduro360.com/2012/10/18/...-first-review/

I'm heading out tomorrow morning to scout for the 2013 "CORE 4 Kids" fundraiser (I'd love to see a bunch of you there in March!): http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87

I have a couple of local buddies who bought WR's based on my input......so I'm giving them first shot at the farkle stuff......I'll post up whatever is left in the coming weeks.......

It's been a good ride.....both the bike and this thread.....see ya out there!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #32249
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It's been a good ride.....both the bike and this thread.....see ya out there!

2013 is off to a good start...Nice to have a good shop to do business with.

Few pics after you get some dirt on it...
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:49 AM   #32250
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Decision made.......parting out the Yamaha WR250R....it's too tired to rebuild and I'm ready for a change of mounts....

Last night my local shop, All American KTM, offered me a smokin' deal on a 2012 KTM 350 XCW to blow out their 2012 inventory.....I've been dealing with these guys for many years/bikes and I appreciate the deal they offered me....pretty charged up about the XCW version vs. the EXC (street) version......the XCW series is ready to rock out of the gate with off road gearing/off road ecu mapping/headlight/slim tail light rather than big street legal junk.....I'll take it over to AZ., add a $40 brake light switch for the rear light, and presto....street legal in AZ.

Chilly raves about it.......that's good enough for me: http://www.enduro360.com/2012/10/18/...-first-review/

I'm heading out tomorrow morning to scout for the 2013 "CORE 4 Kids" fundraiser (I'd love to see a bunch of you there in March!): http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87

I have a couple of local buddies who bought WR's based on my input......so I'm giving them first shot at the farkle stuff......I'll post up whatever is left in the coming weeks.......

It's been a good ride.....both the bike and this thread.....see ya out there!
Nice, I've been wanting the 350 XCF-W. It will be my next trail bike. ;)
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